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1381  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: December 14, 2012, 10:03:56 AM
Also, what happened to mech shows? I love mech shows =(
Are they really not popular anymore or something?

Seems they're saving them for next year:

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2012/12/12-1/video-sci-fi-action-on-display-in-latest-majestic-prince-anime-preview
http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2012/12/13/video-gundam-studio-shows-off-new-mecha-anime-valvrave-the-liberator
http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2012/12/14/video-first-suisei-no-galgantia-sci-fi-anime-preview

Granted Mecha may not be the focus for that last one. But the Gundam remake may be coming next year as well, plus there's the Gundam UC OVA (ep. 6 scheduled for March, last ep could probably make it before the end of the year) and the Code Geass OVA (episode 2 is also coming in March and ep. 3 could come out before the end of 2013, too). IMO, that'd be plenty if it all works out. And if they all turn out really good, even better.
1382  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: SRT:OGs2 or EX Troopers + Metal Max? Import Recommendations on: December 13, 2012, 09:28:43 PM
im on stage 47 of srt ogs 2 if you have any specific questions.

How easy is it to understand the new systems without knowing a lot of Japanese? I know I can look at guides, but still...I'd prefer not to. I got through most SRT games without looking up anything, and did pretty well at them, too.
1383  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Crimson Shroud - Matsuno's Newest Game on: December 13, 2012, 09:22:38 PM
I'll be getting it next week, along with Denpa Men. It'll be a hard wait, though.
1384  Media / Single-Player RPGs / SRT:OGs2 or EX Troopers + Metal Max? Import Recommendations on: December 13, 2012, 04:57:45 PM
I'm thinking of importing a game or two as a late present for myself (Because why not?), but can't really choose between getting Super Robot Taisen: Original Generations 2, a series which I love and have a couple imports of already, or EX Troopers, a game which I recently tried out and had a blast with, along with a Metal Max game (either 2 Reloaded or 3, leaning towards 2 since it's cheaper). The total comes out the same, give or take. I have little experience with Japanese, but that's never stopped me before and I've already found guides for these games, so I think I'll be good there.

Does anyone have any suggestions on which would be the better buy?
1385  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Square-Enix is teasing something. on: December 10, 2012, 12:12:39 PM
If it is Star Ocean, I just hope we don't spend too much time putzing about in Medieval settings yet again...
1386  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: NEW MEGAMAN on: December 09, 2012, 10:42:44 AM
People are already finding reasons to hate Capcom for this on other sites, and their reasons have nothing to do with the Street Fighter aspect. It's times like this that I positively hate fans.


To me, that looks more like a fan game than this. And that's not a compliment.

Not that I think a crossover with an unrelated series makes for a better celebration of Mega Man's 25th year, but hey, at least it looks remotely professional, with better level design (at least from the snippets we've seen), boss design, visual design, music, etc.
1387  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: NEW MEGAMAN on: December 08, 2012, 05:59:38 PM
I'm all for it at least. It looks creative, I'm just worried about the level design...but it's free, so worth a shot no matter what.
1388  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: December 07, 2012, 10:41:55 PM
What do you think of Princess Tutu, Klyde?
1389  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: December 06, 2012, 07:38:19 PM
Outside of One Piece Film Z I'm not interested in anything else...

Was just about to say that. Actually, all the movies seem at least somewhat interesting, but One Piece will probably be the only one I'll end up watching (though I may wait until Funi releases it). This is probably the worst I've seen it since I started paying attention to the Japanese seasons two years ago, at least for my interests...granted I don't think that list included continuing shows that didn't have a season-based name change...

And whatever happened to Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin? We haven't gotten so much as a trailer since it's announcement in June of '11.

Anyways, I spent most of my anime time last month watching One Piece. I went from episode 210 to 352, albeit skipping about 25 episodes of filler, recaps, and non-canon specials. Still, that's 100+ episodes in a very short span of time. At the very least I enjoyed it all, so I have no regrets. As good as this show is, it's getting very hard to convince myself to make it through to episode 381 (when this arc ends), so I'm trying to figure out something else to watch, even though chances are I'll just go without anime for a while. If I do do figure something out, though, it probably won't be a Shounen action-adventure. I think I've seen enough of those for a long while.
1390  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Black Friday.. or "almost black" thursday? Game deals.... on: November 23, 2012, 03:18:29 PM
Just grabbed the AC Playstation Vita Bundle on Amazon for $179 just a few minutes ago. It just started and is supposed to last all day, but it might go quick...
1391  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Okami HD on: November 06, 2012, 06:40:57 PM
Maybe I'm just good at drawing stuff in the air? I did used to draw on a chalkboard all the time. Either way, I don't recall having those kinds of problems except for a few times (but not enough for it to be aggrivating). Oh well, it'll be back to the stick controls for me with this version, anyways.
1392  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: November 06, 2012, 06:12:48 PM
I think Pokemon Conquest is the only Pokemon game that had /gameplay/ I actually enjoyed. I feel like the one on one battles in pokemon are really restrictive for single-player, in the main games.

I'll admit, I do enjoy the Double and Rotation battles more than the normal battles.
1393  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: November 06, 2012, 10:23:55 AM
I agree with you on Pokemon Black 2. Or, White 2 in my case. I've beaten all 8 gyms and now on my way to Victory Road, but I never felt like there was any reason compelling me to even fight these 8 gyms. Team Plasma shows up once or twice, and you are supposed to stop them, but randomly the game says "but you should get the blahblah badge first!". Why? Shouldn't I be going after team Plasma? Why beating the gym in any way important?

The game puts you in a situation that needs urgency, but makes you do unimportant, trivial things first. I know it's pokemon, and getting the badges has always been the reason for going forward, it's just that it's never really talked about in this game.

You said it. The badges really don't feel important anymore. They no longer unlock the use of HMs outside of battle, so they can't use natural barriers anymore, so they just pull random crap until you get the next badge. It's one thing to say "sorry, you can't go forward until you get the badge" when you're trying to get the first one, but to do it after every badge so far? Especially when there's supposed to be more important stuff to do? That's mad annoying. Oh well, I'm going to Driftville soon, I won't have to pay attention to the story for a while...I just want to catch one or two more Eevees first...

EDIT: Eff yeah! Just caught two more Eevees, and one of them is female! Now I can breed the rest.
1394  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: November 05, 2012, 10:14:13 PM
Congratz Yoda. Glad Darksiders was worth it for ya. I should probably go pick it up next time I head to the Mall.

Anyways, I've been playing Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Distruction and Pokemon Black Version 2. Both are games I'm really enjoying, but not quite as much as I expected to. For R&CF:ToD, it really feels like the series' charm is wearing off on me. This game does quite a few things differently, but not enough, and some of them are worse (I miss destructable environments...). It's still clever, funny, and mostly well made, but there are some annoying glitches and some levels are drawn out more than they should be, especially the missions where you bring those two clunkers along. Oh well, I figure I'm nearing the end, so I'll probably power through the rest soon enough.

Pokemon Black 2 - There are a lot of things really holding this back, and most of them were things done right in Black 1. The non-trainer dialogue is pretty bland, and the story so far has been really bad, even for a Pokemon game. It's poorly written, poorly paced, pooly put together, and worst of all, Team Plasma no longer comes off as a threat so you don't really have much pushing you forward. I thought it couldn't get much worst than Team Galactic's half-hearted shinanigans, but Team Plasma has taken the cake, and is definitely a shadow of its former self. And I miss N something fierce, too. Oh well, I like the new stuff they added, which is a ton, except for the Movie making mini-game. That sucked. Also, there's an endless supply of pokemon to collect now, which is both a good thing and a bad thing. Good thing, because that gives me tons of choices, bad thing in that it slows the pacing as I try to get as much as I can before I give up. I also seem to need to grind more than I did in Black 1. I'm 4 badges in, but I fear I may burn out before the end.

Also, while I was writing this, I went and played some Super Mario Sunshine. Too keep it short, the problems of this game are starting to mount, too. It's still good, but I'm on the 3 most frustrating levels in the game (I hope). One requires the camera cooperates with me (which it only does half the time), another is a boss fight against ever multiplying shadows which I cabn't seem to beat, and the last one is just really hard. Oh well, at least getting the Blue coins can be fun sometimes.
1395  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Mass Effect Trilogy coming November 2012, 360/PS3/PC (includes ME1 on PS3) on: November 03, 2012, 01:19:04 PM
Since Pinnacle Station kinda sucked IIRC, I'd say the PS3 version's still the best version to go with. =P
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